Sons of Confederate Veterans

Sons of Confederate Veterans
Kelly Crocker

A Department of State panel has agreed to allow a Confederate General statue currently in the U.S. Capitol to call a Florida museum its new home. But, that decision is receiving some pushback.

confederate flag
Colin Warren-Hicks / The Herald-Sun

In a time of profound political polarization, the Confederate Flag remains a divisive topic. The remnants of the Confederacy are still shaping society today. And the flag means vastly different things to different people. 

To some, the flag represents years of hatred, hardships, oppression and the fight for equality. To others, it’s pride and a celebration of cultural heritage. Here are some of their stories.

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A group of military veterans are calling on Florida Senate leaders to hear a bill that would increase penalties for defacing any Veterans memorial across the state.

Black 'Confederate' Marches Through Florida

May 11, 2016
Aryanna Duhl / WFSU News

A former Asheville, North Carolina NAACP President is walking through Florida for what he calls the “Southern Cross Revival March.”

Echoes from South Carolina filled the Capitol basement Thursday as a commission named the latest finalists for the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame. Tensions ran high a day after the South Carolina Legislature voted to remove the Confederate flag from its capitol.